The 3 Joyful Couples of Rags2Riches

The 3 Joyful Couples of Rags2Riches

February 14, 2017 1 Comment

We sat down with three joyfully married couples of R2R––Ate Nhing & Kuya Jhune, Ate Sugar & Kuya Yam, and Reese & Mark––and asked them to share their love story this Valentine's Day.

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Made in the Philippines: Premium Local Teas by Tsaa Laya

Made in the Philippines: Premium Local Teas by Tsaa Laya

December 27, 2016 1 Comment

Tsaa Laya is a social enterprise that employs the women of Calauan to grow local herbs, fruits, and spices and make tea out of them, promoting Philippine plants as modern tea ingredients in the process.

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Made in the Philippines: Embroidered T’boli Espadrilles by Zarah Juan

Made in the Philippines: Embroidered T’boli Espadrilles by Zarah Juan

November 29, 2016 5 Comments

Zarah Juan is an independent bag maker with an eponymous brand who partners with local artisans, weavers, and suppliers to create pieces that are a testament to the Filipino journey.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Proudly Local Fashion & Beauty Brands

Holiday Gift Guide: Proudly Local Fashion & Beauty Brands

October 18, 2016

The country’s entrepreneurial landscape is bursting with fresh ideas and passionate people and there’s no other way to keep the momentum up than to support these proudly local and sustainable brands. For this holiday season, we’ve curated more local products that you can give as meaningful gifts for this season of giving. Here are some of our favorites under the fashion and beauty brands category.

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Gifts That Matter: Gift Guide From The R2R Holiday 2016 Catalog

Gifts That Matter: Gift Guide From The R2R Holiday 2016 Catalog

October 02, 2016 2 Comments

This gift guide features the R2R Holiday 2016 Catalog, showcasing our classic pieces and some new styles that you (and the people who matter in your life!) will surely love.

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R2R Launches the Medina Collection for F/H 2016

R2R Launches the Medina Collection for F/H 2016

September 23, 2016 1 Comment

Rags2Riches, a fashion and design house empowering community artisans from the Philippines, is expanding its line of classic, functional, and artisanal bags by launching its Fall/Holiday 2016 Collection, the Medina on the 20th of September at South Court, Power Plant Mall.

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Our 3 Collections Woven with Philippine Indigenous Textiles

Our 3 Collections Woven with Philippine Indigenous Textiles

August 14, 2016 1 Comment

Most R2R advocates are familiar with the artisans behind the signature R2R weave that make up most of our pieces. But there is a group of weavers that we also love working and weaving joyful stories with. These are the talented indigenous communities around the Philippines.

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R2R Living Turns 2

R2R Living Turns 2

July 10, 2016

Since the launch of R2R Living two years ago, we've been working hard to bring stylish, artisanal, and sustainable home accents to our growing number of R2R advocates who value green design for your homes. And in those two years, we’ve achieved some milestones that we would like to share and celebrate with you.

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Recap: MYO Workshop and Open House Last June 25-26

Recap: MYO Workshop and Open House Last June 25-26

July 03, 2016 5 Comments

It’s the first time we’ve let our advocates have a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in our workshop and have them actually participate in the bag-making process with our workshop artisans. Here are the highlights of what our advocates experienced during the exclusive workshop and open house.

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The 5 Filipino Designers of R2R

The 5 Filipino Designers of R2R

June 26, 2016

A big part of what we do in R2R is transformation. It’s in our name itself, Rags2Riches. From starting with rugs or floor mats used in many Filipino homes to making meaningful bags and home accents, we’ve come a long way. Much of this should be credited to the designers who provided a vision that propelled our artisans’ talent for weaving into a brand beloved by our advocates.

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How to Fall in Love with Metro Manila: 5 Must-See Places to Visit

How to Fall in Love with Metro Manila: 5 Must-See Places to Visit

June 10, 2016

There are so many things to love about Metro Manila and we don't even have to look that hard to see it. We’ve curated this list for both tourists visiting Metro Manila for the first time or for those living in the city for so long but are looking for reasons to fall in love with it again.

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10 Proudly Filipino Brands We Love

10 Proudly Filipino Brands We Love

June 05, 2016 2 Comments

This is a much-needed shout-out to Filipino brands and items we're head over heels for here at the R2R HQ! These are products, places, and people we’re in love with because they embody everything the R2R team personally believes in: excellence in quality, proudly homegrown, and an empowering social or environmental vision.

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3 Ways to Keep the Joy of Summer In Your Home

3 Ways to Keep the Joy of Summer In Your Home

May 29, 2016

Summer is almost over and as much as we’re glad that the weather is starting to be much cooler, we're going to miss being able to hang out and have adventures under the sun. The rainy season calls for a lot of staying indoors but that doesn’t mean we have to let go of the fun and joyful feel of summer.

Here are three ways to keep the summer spirit alive with the use of our eco-ethical home accents and pieces from R2R Living.

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The Joyful Stories & Faces Behind the R2R Stores

The Joyful Stories & Faces Behind the R2R Stores

May 22, 2016 2 Comments

Our store ambassadors are so much more than just sales associates; they are true representatives of R2R. Strike a conversation with them when you visit any of our stores and they can share with you the many joyful stories under their belt.

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Mother's Day Giveaway: Win a Classic R2R Buslo

Mother's Day Giveaway: Win a Classic R2R Buslo

May 07, 2016 8 Comments

In honor of this weekend's occasion, we have a gift to all our amazing mommy advocates! Get a chance to win a classic Buslo for you (or your mom!) by joining our giveaway contest.

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Who Made Your Bags? Meet the Workshop Artisans of R2R

Who Made Your Bags? Meet the Workshop Artisans of R2R

May 03, 2016 6 Comments

In honor of Fashion Revolution Week 2016, we're going to take you through our workshop and introduce to you the faces behind our production process.

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The Women of Valore: Danella Yaptinchay

The Women of Valore: Danella Yaptinchay

April 29, 2016

For the Valore Collection, we’ve picked three amazing women to be advocates — all fitting women to represent this collection's meaningful story. We’re honored for you to meet and be inspired by them! Read about the last of our three R2R advocates for the Valore: Danella Yaptinchay.

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The Women of Valore: Coco Cruz

The Women of Valore: Coco Cruz

April 24, 2016 1 Comment

For the Valore Collection, we’ve picked three amazing women to be advocates — all fitting women to represent this collection's meaningful story. We’re honored for you to meet and be inspired by them! Read about the second of our three R2R advocates for the Valore: Coco Cruz.

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The Women of Valore: Issa Cuevas-Santos

The Women of Valore: Issa Cuevas-Santos

April 21, 2016

For the Valore Collection, we’ve picked three amazing women to be advocates — all fitting women to represent this collection's meaningful story. We’re honored for you to meet and be inspired by them! Read about the first of our three R2R advocates for the Valore: Issa Cuevas-Santos.

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Behind the Scenes of the Valore Collection: A Q&A with R2R's Lead Designer Chris

Behind the Scenes of the Valore Collection: A Q&A with R2R's Lead Designer Chris

April 17, 2016

The meaningful story behind the Valore Collection is the brainchild of R2R's lead designer, Chris Cera. Allow us to take you through the design process of this newest collection, where he gets his inspiration to design R2R's artisanal bags, and what you can expect from R2R's upcoming collections.

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The Story of the Valore Collection

The Story of the Valore Collection

April 14, 2016 3 Comments

The Valore Collection illustrates the story of Filipinos living in other parts of the world yet still carry with them the things they value the most. We hear about these modern day heroes every day – how they found themselves uprooted from the familiarity and comfort of home in order to secure better lives for their loved ones back in the Philippines. It is their hard work, sacrifice, and dedication to the people and principles they value that brought life to the bags of Valore.

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Why Rags2Riches? The Meaning Behind Our Name

Why Rags2Riches? The Meaning Behind Our Name

April 07, 2016

It is a little tongue-in-cheek, a little (or very) cheesy, and could even be confusing at times. So why the name "Rags2Riches"?

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The Story Behind the Signature R2R Weave

The Story Behind the Signature R2R Weave

March 31, 2016 1 Comment

The signature R2R weave is special not just because of how it looks. The magic of this weave starts in the homes of our community-based artisans where they take strips of fabric, knot them together, and weave them using a simple wooden frame with perfectly calibrated nails. Let us break that down a little bit.

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Meet the First R2R Bride & Peek Into an R2R Woman's Wedding

Meet the First R2R Bride & Peek Into an R2R Woman's Wedding

March 27, 2016

Last January 2016, we beta launched R2R Bespoke, our made-to-order service for your most special life events: weddings, debuts, baptisms, and more. This is a huge milestone for us and we are super grateful because this new line paves the way for more of our amazing artisans to get access to markets. Aside from this, we get to be part of one of the most important days in our advocates' lives and nothing is more exciting than that.

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